As soon as the coronavirus pandemic started to escalate in the country, companies instantly implemented work-from-home arrangements. Seven months later, officials are rolling out plans for easing safe distancing rules and allowing more activities to resume, including letting businesses head back to their offices. However, as long as there are still COVID-19 cases and no vaccines in sight, working conditions will never be the same. With that, here are some health and safety tips you can practice to get you to thrive in the new normal.
Always bring hygiene and disinfectant products
Until a vaccine is found, we suggest bringing a PVC bag with you. A PVC bag can minimize the risk of transmitting the disease to other people rather than bags made of cloth material. It is also big enough to house your virus-combating essentials like face masks, face shields, alcohol, and other disinfectant sprays
Take vitamins daily
Multiple studies suggest that the combination of Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Vitamin B can help people combat the coronavirus, especially in older patients with COVID-19. You may buy over-the-counter supplements or include food that contains these vitamins in your regular diet.
Avoid going to a lot of places
You may be inevitably going back to your office anytime soon. However, it is vital to understand that attending social events and gatherings, dining out, and traveling, among others, are non-compulsory activities you can avoid going to. Generally, the closer and longer you interact with other people, the more you are exposing yourself to the risk of COVID-19.
A daily regimen of at least 30 minutes of physical activity before going to work will help your mind function at its best and strengthen your immune system. Staying active can be as simple as following a YouTube fitness class, jogging, and doing some stretches in your backyard.
Suggest remote work set up
There are a lot of factors that can make remote work demanding and hard for businesses. However, if circumstances will permit and with proper preparation, you may want to suggest to your HR, Operations, and Management team that work-from-home arrangements will bring a lot of benefits to the table like improved employee retention, greater productivity and efficiency, and cost-saving opportunities.
When the news is mostly negative and overwhelming, it’s easy to forget to take care of our health and well-being vigilantly. However, you must do everything in your power to ensure your safety regardless if you are working from home or working in the office. Hence, to cap off these precautionary measures, MICI encourages employees to obtain Personal Accident Insurance for extra protection. If you don’t have one yet, you can send an email to [email protected].